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Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko

183-38 Yamada Gondola-zaka, Hirafu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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#24 of 123 in Kutchan-cho
Niseko's premier skifront accommodation provider, just 3 minutes walk from the Hirafu Gondola, offering ultimate access to Niseko's best skiing. Five fully-furnished self-catering suites available as Studio, 1 BR, 2 BR, and 3 BR configuration. All rooms feature kitchens, private laundry, central heating w/ climate control, English satellite / DVD / PS2 video games, wireless internet. Drying room and on-site manager.Please inquire for packages including discounted multi-day lift tickets, ski lesson pre-bookings, and airport express bus or private van transfers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Ski school
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Coffee / tea maker
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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MGY wrote a review Jan 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia70 contributions9 helpful votes
This place was recommended to me by a friend who has stayed here before. It is walking distance to Grand Hirafu Mountain Center. So location wise it is quite good. But do note that Grand Hirafu Mountain Center is not that friendly for beginners as there are patches of flats for the green run. Hanazono Resort has a green run that is more enjoyable. There is a free shuttle every 20mins and the pickup/ drop off is just opposite Fresh Powder! Fresh Powder is managed by Niseko Portfolio which I have to mention, did provide great services, including some very useful suggestion on the slopes, etc. *Thank you Mark, Sam, Curtis and Wataro for our pleasant stay :) Do take advantage of the supermarket visit as we were able to grab some amazing stuff and cook our own meals. But was slightly surprised that soy sauce was not provided! It can get a bit chilly inside the apartment (about 19 degree Celsius). We were fine with that but do be aware. I found the futon provided for the 3rd guest to be uncomfortable. I was just thinking - why cant they get a simple sofa bed from IKEA? Slight issue with the washing machine, it was not straight forward to turn on the power but I did manage to figure it after many attempts. Strangely, it can be switched on after rapidly pressing the 3 power button, together with the water heater switch. Other than that the apartment was fine and it was clean when we checked in. Only two units are on the lower floor, we got the top floor so if you have heavy luggage, you will have to lug them up on 3 flights of stairs. No restaurant within a stone throw but we did find a couple, including the famous Niseko Ramen (with Potatoes) about 10min walk away. We had the one bedroom apartment which can accommodate 3 people but I understand the studio can too (but it was not available). That would be a cheaper option. They can also set up a Sony Playstation upon request. Overall, did enjoy our stay at Fresh Powder and liked the location. So will consider coming back again.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: there are only 5 rooms so its just a matter of which type you choose
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LuLu_HK wrote a review May 2018
Hong Kong79 contributions45 helpful votes
We went Niseko for New Year Celebration so it is default to be expensive. Niseko Powder check in is easy and quick. Huge, clean, bed is comfortable. Living room and Kitchen is very spacious for family gathering and kitchen is well equipment. Walking distance to Lawson, shops and restaurants. Just 3 mins walk to slope and the firework in the slope on the New Year Eve is magnificent. So yes, it is as expensive as other holiday apartments in the area. I prefer Niseko Powder first floor apartment as everything is on same floor and no need to climb the stairs. I tried another one but rooms are split to three different floors which is not so convenience.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
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CipherPol wrote a review Feb 2018
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions1 helpful vote
5min walk to Hirafu gondola (especially helpful during lunch when the cafeteria is crazily packed, you can simply walk back and prepare a quick meal). Also great that it is just a 15min walk from the main intersection where you can find many restaurants and ski shops. Place is pretty big for a couple to stay and it’s nice to have a well equipped kitchenette. Love it that the team running the place provides a one time ferrying service to the supermarket and leaves you there to shop for an hour before coming back to pick you up.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
skidivemd wrote a review Feb 2018
Bend, Oregon3 contributions
Our 7- night stay in the 2-bedroom unit #3 was perfect. It’s spacious and clean with a full kitchen and a washer/dryer, and it’s literally less than a five minute walk to the Grand Hirafu Gondola. The skiing was incredible, btw: massive quantities of amazing light powder in wide-open bowls and in fabulous glades. The people here are friendly and polite. I’ve been skiing for over 40 years throughout the Western US and Canada - from Revelstoke, B.C. to Taos, N.M. to Mammoth Mountain, CA - and in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. The overall experience in Niseko is comparable to what you may find in Europe, with some differences which are illustrated with the following two vignettes: In Switzerland, the signage at the chairlift top-ramp typically reads, “Attention: Unload Here.” - it’s a kind of directive. In Japan it reads, “A place to get off of the chair,” like it’s a polite suggestion. In both Austria and Japan there are hooded chairlifts. In Austria, many of the chairlift seats are heated; in Niseko, many of the toilet seats are. This was our first ski trip to Japan; we’re coming back to Niseko next winter and will once again stay at Fresh Powder Apartments. Two hints: pack a roll of your own paper towels; we couldn’t find any here. And bring your own half & half creamers if you like real dairy instead of hydrogenated vegetable oils in your coffee; we couldn’t find any here either.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled
Andrea E wrote a review Jan 2018
Calgary, Canada81 contributions48 helpful votes
Our group of 6 had a great time staying at the Fresh Powder 3 bedroom apartment in Hirafu! A quick walk to the slopes with our gear was key, while the walk in to town was very quick as well. The apartment was spotless with a nice sized living space, lower level ski storage and drying room, washer/dryer and comfortable bedrooms - we'd stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
US$107 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko
Which popular attractions are close to Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Nearby attractions include Mick's (0.4 km), Boot Solutions Niseko (0.3 km), and Anime Bar Suzuran Niseko (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bombay Sizzlers Niseko, Kamimura Restaurant, and Ezo Seafoods Oyster Bar.
Does Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko have airport transportation?
Yes, Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.